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YUI 2.8: Learning the Library

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YUI 2.8: Learning the Library

Overview of this book

The YUI Library is a set of utilities and controls written in JavaScript for building Rich Internet Applications, across all major browsers and independently of any server technology. There's a lot of functionality baked into YUI, but getting to and understanding that functionality is not for the faint of heart. This book gives you a clear picture of YUI through a step-by-step approach, packed with lots of examples.YUI 2.8: Learning the Library covers all released (non-beta) components of the YUI 2.8 Library in detail with plenty of working examples, looking at the classes that make up each component and the properties and methods that can be used. It includes a series of practical examples to reinforce how each component should/can be used, showing its use to create complex, fully featured, cross-browser, Web 2.0 user interfaces. It has been updated from its first edition with the addition of several chapters covering several new controls and enriched with lots of experience of using them.You will learn to create a number of powerful JavaScript controls that can be used straightaway in your own applications. Besides giving you a deep understanding of the YUI library, this book will expand your knowledge of object-oriented JavaScript programming, as well as strengthen your understanding of the DOM and CSS. The final chapter describes many of the tools available to assist you the developer in debugging, maintaining, and ensuring the best quality in your code. In this new edition, all the examples have been updated to use the most recent coding practices and style and new ones added to cover newer components. Since the basic documentation for the library is available online, the focus is on providing insight and experience.The authors take the reader from beginner to advanced-level YUI usage and understanding.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
YUI 2.8 Learning the Library
About the Authors
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Meet the Button Control

The Button Control gives you the ability to easily create a range of innovative different button types that extend standard HTML form buttons and allow for much more advanced behavior than just submitting or resetting a form.

The Button family consists of eight individual Button types, each with its own advanced behavior:

  • A basic push button that acts like a normal web button but looks much better.

  • A link button that navigates visitors to a specified URL when clicked.

  • A submit button that automatically submits the data entered into its parent form.

  • A reset button that automatically clears any input entered into its parent form.

  • A checkbox button that shows as a two-state button but acts like a standard checkbox from a programming standpoint.

  • Radio buttons that are a group of mutually exclusive two-state checkbox buttons and behave like traditional radio controls so that only one of them can be selected at a time.

  • A menu button that can be expanded to show a series...